Poetry Month!

Poetry month is here and my students are letting their creativity fly!

After teaching all the different types of poems with a structured lesson, I just let them go and have fun! They have been loving the freedom of poetry and they amaze me with their poems. During our Daily 5 my students are often found writing allllllll sorts of poems and reading their poems to others. They also love getting to *snap* their applause at the end of a poetry reading instead of clapping. I went through my students' poetry bins and pulled a few for out bulletin board. It is not finished yet... but this is how it looked when I left school today!

The beginnings of our bulletin board:

Here are a few of the poems up close:
Sleepover - Acrostic

Spring - Acrostic

Cinquain

Burning Popcorn! - Sensory poem

Shape Poems:



^The flower one is meant to be read from the bottom up^

SO cute! I love looking at students' writing and these poems have made me so proud! They have really expressed themselves and even my struggling writers had fun with this.

All the poems taught and published were from my Writing Poetry for Primary Grades unit available on TPT. There are still plenty of other poems we are going to get to throughout the month. We also need to finish that bulletin board!

Click on the image below to get my poetry unit:

Do you teach poetry in your classroom? Do you LOVE it like I do?!?


14 comments

  1. Hi Susan,

    Yes! I love incorporating poetry throughout the year. I teach first grade and love to find poetry books that have poems that firsties can enjoy. I have a friend who is a librarian, and her passion is poetry, so she's my resource. Your shape poems are adorable. Love, love, love the ocean shape poem {actually love all of them}.

    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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    1. Thanks Mona! What a great resource you have in your friend! I need to get me some friends like that!

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  2. I LOVED your poetry unit. I used a ton from it in my 1st grade class. :) Thanks so much!

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    1. :) That is so great to hear!! I'm glad you liked it!

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  3. Love seeing all different ways to teach poetry! So much fun!

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    1. Thanks Amy!!! SOOOO glad you stopped by my little ole blog :)

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  4. Just bought this and starting it next week! LOVE it all!
    Amy Burton

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I hope the kids love it!!

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  5. Love your Poet-Tree!! Like Amy said, I love seeing how everyone does Poetry Month! Very inspiring :)

    Looks like you have a few Shel Silversteins on your hands!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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    1. I think so too!! Some of them would just sit there all day and write creative poems if I let them!!

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  6. We have been using your poetry packet for six weeks now. It has tremendously helped me teach my firsties poetry! They LOVE writing poems now!

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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    1. I am SO glad they love to write poems - mine are obsessed!! Don't you just love when your kids start to (finally) enjoy writing?!?

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  7. I always have the hardest time teaching poetry. Love your ideas! Definitely going to use the Poet-Tree!

    Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

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    1. Thanks Dana! I first saw the "poet-tree" on Cara Carroll's blog way back when - I thought it would make a great bulletin board!

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